Van Wert County, Ohio Genealogy
|Van Wert County, Ohio|
Location of Ohio in the U.S.
|Created||April 1, 1820|
|County Seat||Van Wert|
|Address|| Van Wert Courthouse|
101 E. Main St.
Van Wert, Ohio 45891
Van Wert Website
- 1 Historical Facts
- 2 History
- 3 Places/Localities
- 4 Resources
- 5 Societies and Libraries
- 6 Web Sites
- 7 References
|Beginning dates for major county records|
|*For earlier dates, try... Church | Obituaries | Cemeteries|
- Parent Counties: Formed from Darke, Shelby, and Mercer Counties in 1820 (1837).
- County Seat: Van Wert
- Neighboring Counties: Van Wert County, Ohio Genealogy residents may also have records in Paulding (north) · Mercer (south) · Putnam (northeast) · Allen and Auglaize (southeast) · Adams County, Indiana (west) · Allen County, Indiana (northwest)
See an interactive map of Van Wert County boundary changes.
Ethnic, Political, or Religious Groups
- Civil War service men from Van Wert County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Van Wert County.
- -99th Regiment, Ohio Infantry, Company A
Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953 Free name indexes and images at FamilySearch. Records include such information as birth date of deceased, city, county, and state of death, name of spouse if married, names of parents, maiden name of mother, name of informant, if deceased was single, married, windowed or divorced, occupation of deceased.
Societies and Libraries
Family History Centers
- USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
- Family History Library Catalog
- Wikipedia contributors, "Mahoning County, Ohio" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahoning_County,_Ohio (accessed 10 May 2012).
- The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).